US Popularity:1104
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:God is gracious
Shane has certifiable Irish roots, but it has some cowboy in him, too, thanks to a 1953 Wild West movie of the same name. Shane stems from the Irish name Seán, which in turn comes from the Hebrew name John, meaning "God is gracious." Though it’s considered gender-neutral, there are far more boys called Shane than girls. For this reason, it makes for a fresh and modern take when gifted to beautiful baby girls. Variations for both sexes include Shawn, Seán, Shayne, Shannon, and Shana.

Famous People Named Shane

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  • Shane Larkin
    Basketball Player
  • Shane Ray
    Football Player
  • Shane West

Shane Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Shane is currently #697 on The Bump
Boy:Shane is currently #398 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Shane is currently #507 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Shane is currently #1104 in U.S. births
Boy:Shane is currently #555 in U.S. births
Girl:Shane is currently #10163 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 112
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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